Traffic

Update: 1 dead, 2 injured after crash involving tractor-trailer on SC 170, police say

All lanes on a portion of S.C. 170 in Beaufort were closed hours after a two-vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer.
All lanes on a portion of S.C. 170 in Beaufort were closed hours after a two-vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer. Beaufort County traffic camera

One person is dead and two others seriously injured after a vehicle crash Saturday morning on S.C. 170 in Beaufort, according to Beaufort Police Department officials.

The crash, which involved a tractor-trailer and work van, occurred around 7:20 a.m. on S.C. 170 near the Salvation Army, Sgt. Joseph Dobbins said.

The two people injured were transported to a hospital by helicopter, Dobbins said.

Lanes in both directions on S.C. 170 just a couple miles from Boundary Street were blocked until noon, Dobbins said.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated, Deputy Chief Dale McDorman said Saturday afternoon.

This story will be updated.

Lana Ferguson has covered crime, police, and other news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college newspaper.


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